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Events

‘¡Buenos Días Dictador!’, a new exhibition of works by artist Sonia Boué about the Spanish Civil War, in particular a response to the years of exile suffered by many Spanish Republicans and their families; at the Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ; opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm.

The Battle of the Ebro remembered; speaker: Rab O'Donnell, with contributions from Iain and Sandra Trotter and a film screening; 7pm at the Tam O'Shanter Inn, 113-117 Queensberry Street, Dumfries  DG1 1BH. More information: stuart.hyslop1@hotmail.co.uk

‘549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War’, a new play by Wonder Fools, with stories and songs about the 549 Scots who volunteered to fight fascism in Spain; 7.30pm at Prestonpans Town Hall, High Street, Prestonpans EH32 9JW; tickets £11/£8.25 from www.wonderfools.org/549

Cañada Blanch Centre seminar: 'The Triumph of Arturo Barea', with Michael Eaude and Professor Paul Preston at the Instituto Cervantes, 15-19 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ. See:

Exhibition ‘A Spaniard in Oxfordshire: The archive of Arturo and Ilsa Barea’ organised by the Instituto Cervantes and IC Communications. 6pm-8pm at Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG. More information and reservations (free):
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-spaniard-in-oxfordshire-the-archive-of-arturo-a...

Artist Sonia Boué in converstaion about her exhibition ‘¡Buenos DíaDictador!’ on exile and the Spanish Civil War; 3pm at the Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ; the exhibition runs until 17 February with opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm. See

Annual commemoration at 12pm at the International Brigade memorial in Albert Square, followed at 2pm by a gig in the Balcony Bar (5 Ward Road, Dundee DD1 1LP) by Gallo Rojo.

‘549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War’, a new play by Wonder Fools, with stories and songs about the 549 Scots who volunteered to fight fascism in Spain; 7.30pm at Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow G5 9DS; tickets £12 from www.wonderfools.org/549

The annual international Battle of Jarama commemoration will take place on Saturday 17 February 2018.

 

Annual re-dedication of the Manchester International Brigade memorial and commemoration of the Battle of Jarama, commencing at 11am and lasting about an hour inside Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB. All IBMT members, trade unionists and labour movement activists are invited to attend.

Commemoration of the 80th anniversary of  the Battle of Caspe in March 1938 during the retreat through Aragón in which the British Battalion and other International Brigade units came under sustained attack. The programme of events, which is being organised by the local history group Asociación Bajoaragonesa de Agitación y Propaganda, has yet to be announced. See:

Award-winning folk trio The Young’uns on tour performing ‘The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff’, a suite of songs inspired by the International Brigades and named after the International Brigader who, like the group itself, hail from Stockton-on-Tees. Dates include:

 

IBMT’s annual Len Crome Memorial Conference, with historians Professor Tom Buchanan and Dr Emily Mason speaking about:

 

Unveiling of International Brigade memorial in Leicester Market Place at 1pm, followed by music and food at Duffy’s Bar, Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester LE1 6BU. See https://m.facebook.com/lyn.hurst.9?ref=bookmarks

Unveiling of a memorial to the 12 International Brigade volunteers from Wigan; 12pm-1pm at Southside Gardens (between Wigan Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan WN1 1YN and Wigan International Swimming Pool). Followed by a reception at the Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU, including speakers, exhibition, buffet and music from Joe Solo and the Bolton Clarion Choir.

Trip to the Ebro battlefield to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro; organised by the Liverpool-based North West Trade Union International Committee. More information, including itinerary, booking onformation and cost is available here: Ebro itinerary.pdf

Dr Javier Alcalde delivers the Annual Buchanan Lecture on ‘Transnational language and conflicting memories over the Spanish Civil War’; 4pm at University of Liverpool. More information: www.esperantoresearch.org.uk/site/lecture